Biometric authentications are increasingly used though, according to Eng. Moresi, they are also the most critical information.In several workshops he demonstrated how this information could be exposed to attack. The result would be fatal, as biometric data can no longer be changed.
Massive amounts of biometric data, including facial, voice, iris, palm and fingerprint patterns, are already exposed online with such high quality that authentication systems are fooled.
In images and audio content posted on social media and messaging platforms, or on news sites and government portals that people use every day, these biometric details can be found.
They help cyber criminals circumvent authentication controls. But that’s not all: leaked or stolen biometric data could also contribute to mass deepfake patterns.